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Anthony Barnett

Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief


Anthony Barnett is Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of openDemocracy.

Now a member of its executive committee, Barnett was founding director of Charter 88, the British movement for constitutional reform described by the Telegraph as "The most influential pressure group of the decade."

Barnett co-wrote (with Peter Carty) The Athenian Option: Radical Reform for the House of Lords (1998) and is the author of Iron Britannia (1982) and This Time: Our Constitutional Revolution (1997). He was editor of Power and the Throne (1994), and has written for The Guardian, The New Statesman, Prospect and extensively at openDemocracy.

Anthony Barnett co-founded the Town and Country Forum in 1995, with Roger Scruton, to facilitate dialogue about the conflicts between country and town life in literature and politics. He is co-editor of Town and Country (1998), a book of essays which emerged from this project.

Focus: Ethics, Governance, United Kingdom, Global

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2006

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